This week on Street Beat, host Jill Washburn talks to organizations providing aid, comfort, and acknowledgement during the holiday season.

First, John Hundiak, the District Director for the Knights of Columbus, and Wendy Mann, the Director of Guardian Angel Cemetery, discuss Wreaths Across America, a special program across the nation that honors those who have served our country.

Street Beat: Wreaths Across AmericaStreet Beat: Wreaths Across America

Then, the Holiday Meals on Wheels program serves vulnerable seniors who are often left alone on the holidays.  Sallie Justice, the Communications Manager at the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, and Jules Ruerat, a Meals on Wheels Volunteer, explain the program.

Street Beat: Holiday Meals on WheelsStreet Beat: Holiday Meals on Wheels

Next, Laura Wesson, the Detroit-area Spokesperson for World Vision, discusses their “Poverty in America” program and explains how you can help a child in need here or around the world.

Street Beat: World Vision Gift CatalogueStreet Beat: World Vision Gift Catalogue

Finally, Lorraine Weber, the Executive Director at For The Seventh Generation, and Shirley Roseman, the Coordinator of their Help Closet, discuss the need for special assistance to children in foster care.

Street Beat: For The Seventh GenerationStreet Beat: For The Seventh Generation

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